The week was founded by Remember a Charity, a group of 190 charitable organisations whose mission it is to encourage the public to leave a gift to charity in their will.

So, what is the need for such a campaign? A report published in January 2017 found that while 35% of people said they would leave a legacy to a charity in their will after ensuring their loved ones were looked after, only 7% actually do so.

It is important to keep your will under regular review to ensure it accurately reflects your wishes; this should be at least every five years or if you have a change in circumstance. Anthony Collins Solicitors has an award-winning team of private client lawyers who can advise you in relation to your will. Whether you want to prepare a will for the first time or review an existing will, please contact a member of the team on 0121 214 3642 or email us to discuss it further.

Quarterly Company Secretary Update
Quarterly Company Secretary Update

September marks the end of summer, the start of a new school year and the release of this quarter’s company secretary update.

Identifying brain injury in newborns
Identifying brain injury in newborns

Researchers at University College London have identified new technology that will assist doctors to assess brain damage in newborn babies.

Funding for supported housing: no change for now
Funding for supported housing: no change for now

The Government has published its’ response to two consultations on the funding of supported housing, stating that for now, there will be no change to the current systems in place.

Parental responsibility in accidents
Parental responsibility in accidents

In a landmark case, the High Court gave the first reported ruling on parental responsibility to supervise a child who is involved in a road traffic accident caused by another person.